Why People of Faith Should Care about Immigration

Immigration & the 2020 Election

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For decades, faith communities have been on the front lines of immigration justice and refugee resettlement in the United States. The 2020 election may be one of the most consequential elections regarding foreign-born populations in this country. This presents an important opportunity for people of faith and good will to prophetically live into their values through careful discernment and intentional action amidst the complex decisions before us. Join us for the final two sessions of our interfaith webinar series, “Immigration & the 2020 Election,” as faith leaders and experts come together to discuss existing policies, the global crisis, and the role of religious institutions and individuals. 

This event in the series Immigration & the 2020 Election will feature a robust panel of theologians and diverse faith leaders who will explore the histories of some traditions and the teachings that propel the faithful to action in matters of justice.

Speakers include Orlando Espín Ph.D., professor of Theology (retired) and founder of the Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism, University of San Diego; Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director, Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights; Ben Sanders, Ph.D., Professor, Eden Theological Seminary; and R. Marie Griffith, Ph.D. professor and Director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University (moderator).

Co-sponsors: The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics; The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri; The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, University City; Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis; The Jewish Community Relations Council; St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA).

To register for this webinar go to: www.interfaithimmigrationstl.org.